The "If It Were a Country..." Quiz

Can you identify these non-sovereign nations based on what would be true if they were countries?
If more than one country applies to a hint, guess the most likely one
Using the JetPunk list of soverign nations
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Last updated: August 22, 2016
First submittedAugust 20, 2016
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It would become the first country to start with 'W'
Wales
There would be an eighth 'Stan' country
Kurdistan
The United Kingdom will have no borders
Northern Ireland
Mt. Everest will no longer be in China
Tibet
Spain would no longer border Andorra
Catalonia
It would be the country with the highest suicide rate
Greenland
Vancouver would be the second largest city in Canada
Québec
It would be the smallest country in South America
French Guiana
Cyprus would be 100 km further from Syria
Northern Cyprus
It would be ruled from Parliament House in Hobart
Tasmania
There would be a national capital beginning with 'E'
Scotland
It would take half of Georgia's coastline
Abkhazia
There would be a sixth flag with a Union Jack on it
Hawai'i
The Netherlands would lose two provinces
Holland
It would be independent for the first time since 1846
Texas
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Level 48
Aug 20, 2016
If Northern Ireland become sovereign state, I think there will be some small UK (Gibraltar)-Spain border. Not sure if it counts, though.
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Level 65
Aug 20, 2016
We don't include territories :)
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Level 30
Aug 21, 2016
And what about the Basque Country? Some of us want to be independent too...
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Level 70
Aug 21, 2016
For the first one, Western Sahara. For the second, Dagestan.
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Level 65
Aug 21, 2016
We use the "most likely" answer when talking about these. Since it was such a controversial quiz, we only had 15 answers.
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Level 70
Aug 22, 2016
Western Sahara is on the UN list of Non-self-governing territories.

Wales is not like Scotland, seeking independence?

Dagestan is a geographical entity, clearly marked on maps. Yes, Russia will resist any independence attempts. Kurdistan is more a state of mind with possible land in Iraq, Turkey and elsewhere.

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Level 65
Aug 22, 2016
This isn't about who wants independence. This quiz just explores the possibilities of "nations" if they become independent.
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Level 55
Mar 4, 2017
Yeah, @PSTSCCH, that's what I was thinking!